Romance of the Three Kingdoms- Ch. 36 taken from threekingdoms.com wrote:"On their land was a ridge of hills called the Sleeping Dragon, and the elder of the brothers took it as a name and called himself Master Sleeping Dragon. This is your man. He is a veritable genius. You ought really to visit him. And if he will help you, you need feel no more anxiety about peace in the empire."
DarkAnthem wrote:Kong Ming is Zhuge Liang's style, like Xuande(Liu Bei's style), Mengde(Cao Cao's style) and so forth.
Wo Long means sleeping dragon.
Mu Shu wrote:What is a style? Is it an official title like "Fuhrer"? Or a nickname like "Dubya"? Or something else?
Zhou Yu wrote:
Styles are special nicknames the people gave themselves. From the random chinese speakers I have gathered many names.
Zilong - Dragon's Child - Zhao Yun
Kongming - Big(King like king kong) Intelligence - Zhuge Liang
Shiyuan - Something like First Scholar - Pang Tong
Xuande - Mysterious Virtue - Liu Bei
Junyi - Enlightened Justice - Zhang He
Sun Seth wrote:Whoa, never knew that. I am learning so much from this board, lol. So they gave themselves their own name, but put in it things like youngest and second child?
Fan Kong wrote:When did the current style of names - Last-middle-first come about? Like Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh and of course Pham Huy Kong. You don't really seem to see peolple w/ style names anymore either.
Fan Kong wrote:Also, children of same sex in teh same family seem to share middle names w/ one another. Example all the males will have middle name "Dinh", while all females would have middle name "Bich". I would assume this was a custom learned from Chinese?
Mu Shu wrote:I've heard that Vietnamese are culturally more East Asian than SE Asian. This would be one example supporting that claim. But do you think this claim is accurate?
Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest
Copyright © 2002–2008 Kongming’s Archives. All Rights Reserved